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Newton Abbot is a market town and civil parishes in England in the Teignbridge of Devon, England on the River Teign, with a population of 23,580.
Newton Abbot has a Newton Abbot Racecourse nearby situated in the parishes of Kingsteignton and Teigngrace and has one country park, Decoy. Newton Abbot's holds the historic Cheese and Onion Fayre, originally held from the 5th to 7 November in honour of Saint Leonard, but now celebrated at the beginning of September. The town grew very rapidly in the Victorian era as it was home to the South Devon Railway Company locomotive works. This later became a major steam Motive power depot and was retained to service British Railways diesel locomotives, although it closed in 1981 and is now the site of an industrial estate.